Divinity in Human Services Programs of Study

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Program Description

The degrees offered for Divinity in Human Services are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an Additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration.
Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive
understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of general Christian
5. Develop an understanding of the historical application Human Services of
religion in America and elsewhere;
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of the
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate of Divinity in Human Services is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor of divinity in Human Services is in earned Associate of Divinity in Human Services. For enrollment in the Master of Divinity in Human Services is an earned degree in Bachelor of Divinity in Human Services. For enrollment in the Doctor of Divinity in Human Services is an earned degree in Master of Divinity in Human Services. These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible.

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs II 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics 3 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 3 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 systematic Theology II 3 credit hours
Pm-121 Biblical Research & Writing 2 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Bi-136 The Gospels 3 credit hours
Di-223 Know Your Bible 3 credit hours
Di-235 A Christian Atheist Dialogue 4 credit hours
Di-239 Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scroll 3 credit hours
Di-331 No God but One 3 credit hours
Di-336 Finding the Historical Christ 4 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Di-HS-220 Intro to Human and Social Services 3 credit Hours
Di-HS-223 Overview of Human Services 4 credit Hours
Di-HS-225 Fundamentals of Nonprofits 4 credit Hours
Di-HS-227 Cultural competence in the Human Services 4 credit Hours
Di-HS-229 Interviewing Skills for the Helping Professions 3 credit Hours
Di-HS-231 Intro Sociology 3 credit Hours
Di-HS-233 State and local government 4 Credit Hours
Di-HS-234 Intro to General Psychology 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-235 Working with Supports Groups 4 Credit Hours
Di-HS-237 Foundation Internship 4 Credit Hours
Di-HS-239 Poverty and Culture 4 Credit Hours
Di-HS-341 Social welfare Policy 4 Credit Hours
Di-HS-343 Human Socialization 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-345 Community Intervention 4 Credit Hours
Di-HS-347 Research Methods for Human Services 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-349 Working with Families 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-351 Working with Children and Youth 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-353 Crisis Intervention 4 Credit Hours

64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Di-HS-421 Agent and the Family 2 Credit Hours
Di-HS-427 Intro to Nongovernment Organization and Development 2 Credit Hours
Di-HS-429 Dynamics of Family Violence 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-451 Perspective on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-453 Professional and System Responses to Maltreatment Global Child Advocacy 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-455 Education Abroad in Human Services 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-459 Management and Behavioral Services 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-461 Principle of Public Administration Social Organization 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-463 Leadership and Professional Skills 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-465 Human Services Methods and Ethical Procedures 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-523 Radical and Cultural Diversity in the Helping Professions 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-525 Case Management and Writing in the Helping Professions 2 Credit Hours
Di-HS-527 Social Gerontology 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-529 Development Disabilities 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-622 Human Services Practicum I 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-623 Human Services Practicum 1I 3 Credit Hours
Di-HS-625 Community Mental Health Issues 3 Credit Hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Rel-635 Religion in America 1 3 credit hours
Bi-635 Expositional Methods 3 credit hours
Di-HS-627 Global Sustainable Strategies 4 Credit Hours
Di-HS-629 Comparative Approach to Knowledge 4 Credit Hours
Th-715 Survey of Christian Ethics 4 credit hours
Th-723 Soteriology 3 credit hours
Th-724 Ecclesiology 3 credit hours
Th-726 Pneumatology 4 credit hours
Th-807 Biblical Metaphysics 4 credit hours
Th-808 Biblical Epistemology 4 credit hours
Th-809 Biblical Ontology 4 credit hours
Th-827 Paulian Theology 4 credit hours
Th-829 Politics and Religion 4 credit hours
Ph-R-853 Philosophy and Christian Faith 3 credit hours
Ph-R-861 Redeeming Philosophy 3 credit hours
Ph-R-865 Classic of Philosophy 3 credit hours
Ph-R-876 Nature and Limits of Human Understanding 3 credit hours
Ph-R-882 Aquinas Philosophical Theology 4 credit hours
Ph-R-887 Comparative Religion 4 credit hours

Total 68 credit hours
SPT-Dis 898 Dissertation 9 credit hours